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What, how and why of teaching literature and literacy (visual, digital, information) in the primary classroom
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Wheelbarrow produces Shaun Tan app - The Bookseller

Wheelbarrow produces Shaun Tan app - The Bookseller | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Wheelbarrow produces Shaun Tan app
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An app has been produced for author-illustrator Shaun Tan's latest title, Rules of Summer (Hodder Children's Books), by Australian digital agency Wheelbarrow.
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(Video) Shaun Tan's Rules of Summer

(Video) Shaun Tan's Rules of Summer | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

Shaun Tan's latest picture book Rules of Summer captures the summer of two young boys whose friendship is tested by many challenging situations.

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Books, glorious books! That’s what Gobblefunked is all about: sharing some of our favourite books and hearing about some of yours! From new releases to rediscovered classic, and everything in between, there’s something for everyone at Gobblefunked!

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The stories that changed our language: From Bill Shakespeare to Bill Murray, from King David to Count Dracula

The stories that changed our language: From Bill Shakespeare to Bill Murray, from King David to Count Dracula | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Accused of trivialising when we said every educated person should know about Star Wars, this column has decided to stop sweating the small stuff

 

 

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CONSIDER these phrases, and the images they pluck from deep in your consciousness:

1 It was a David and Goliath struggle

2 He’s Lazarus with a triple bypass

Peter Pan

3 For one brief shining moment, it was Camelot (also: “Galahad to the rescue” and “His nickname was Sir Lunchalot”)

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4 Ned Kelly was not exactly Robin Hood


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Are these Australia's best 200 works of literature? - Fraser Coast Chronicle

Are these Australia's best 200 works of literature? - Fraser Coast Chronicle | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Are these Australia's best 200 works of literature?
Fraser Coast Chronicle
Its council took just a handful of days to debate, digest and deliberate before coming up with a list of 200 of Australia's greatest literary works.
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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling - MindShift

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling - MindShift | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

"The following is the first of a series of excerpts from Glickman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies.

 

The digital aspect of storytelling raises the art to a new level of experience. The emergence of technology and digital media has resulted in some significant departures from the traditional role of storytelling in education: Stories have become media-rich experiences. Billions of mobile devices are in the hands of people worldwide, and an ever-increasing percentage of those devices contain video cameras, still cameras, and microphones. Whenever anything of personal significance happens, it can be captured and chronicled in digital media that we edit, process, and publish. Within minutes, that moment is available to friends and family around the world. Media has become the language of today."

 


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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

. It's important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members' interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I'm going to tell you that libraries are important. I'm going to suggest that reading fiction, that reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do.

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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Language Magazine » Cutting to the Common Core: Analyzing Informational Text

Language Magazine » Cutting to the Common Core: Analyzing Informational Text | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS, 2010) for reading focus heavily on students gathering evidence, knowledge, and insights from what they read. In fact, 80-90% of the reading standards in every grade require text-dependent analysis — being able to answer questions only by referring back to the assigned text, not by drawing upon and referencing prior knowledge and experiences. Equal emphasis is placed on the sophistication of what students read and the skill with which they read. With an aim of equipping students with 21st-century literacy and learning skills for college and the global workplace, the standards demand an increased percentage of informational text exposure and rigor as students advance in their coursework. As early as the primary grades, emergent readers are grappling in English language arts with informational texts along with the traditional literature mainstays. By secondary school, the curricular balance is clearly skewed toward more concept- and data-driven reading and response.

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Australian and NZ authors and illustrators nominated for 2014 Astrid Lindgren Award | Booksellers New Zealand

Australian and NZ authors and illustrators nominated for 2014 Astrid Lindgren Award | Booksellers New Zealand | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

Six Australians and two New Zealanders have been nominated for the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest prize for children’s and young adult literature.

Australian authors Ursula Dubosarsky, Mem Fox, Morris Gleitzman and Melina Marchetta, and Australian illustrators Sonia Kretschmar and Marc Martin, are among the 238 nominees for the 2014 award. Dubosarsky, Gleitzman and Marchetta were also nominated last year.

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Visual Literacy More Than Just a Picture | It's Elementary!

Visual Literacy More Than Just a Picture | It's Elementary! | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

“Visual Literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use and create images and visual media.  Images and visual media may include photographs, illustrations, drawings, maps, diagrams, advertisements, and other visual messages and representations, both still and moving.”

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Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & Young Adult Books: Online Literature Festival

Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & Young Adult Books: Online Literature Festival | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

I recently ran a session for the Online Literature Festival organised by the State Library of QLD. Nine hundred students from thirty-five schools took part and I spoke to them via the Interwebs from the comfort of my own laptop. There were a few questions that went unanswered so here are some responses accompanied by a few slimy pics from this year's Byron Bay Writers Festival to break up the text.

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Family affairs with Susan Hetherington - ABC Online (blog)

Family affairs with Susan Hetherington
ABC Online (blog)
Parents are damaging their children's literacy by abandoning reading with them too soon - typically by the age of seven - according to research.
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Kids' Book Review: Guest Post: Children's Books Daily

Kids' Book Review: Guest Post: Children's Books Daily | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
I am mother to two small and slightly feral children, a judge for the Queensland Literary Awards, former National Vice President of the Children's Book Council of Australia, a teacher librarian at St Aidan's Anglican Girls School ...
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New 2013 School Library Survey finds library resourcing linked to literacy (Australia) – Stephen's Lighthouse

New 2013 School Library Survey finds library resourcing linked to literacy (Australia) – Stephen's Lighthouse | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

http://prwire.com.au/pr/39835/2013-school-library-survey-finds-library-resourcing-linked-to-literacy

The 2013 Australian School Library Survey has revealed a positive relationship between a school’s literacy results and the library’s resourcing levels.

The survey found schools with high national average NAPLAN reading literacy scores reported higher levels of library funding an”d staffing, while schools with lower scores had lower levels.  These results echoed previous surveys.

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Graphic novels enter the curriculum - artsHub Australia (subscription)

Graphic novels enter the curriculum - artsHub Australia (subscription) | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Graphic novels enter the curriculum artsHub Australia (subscription) The text list includes a selection of texts in a range of categories - novels, short stories, poetry or songs, plays, non fiction texts and, from 2014, 'multimodal' formerly the...
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Relates to Victoria but also applicable to NSW

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Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph.co.uk

Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph.co.uk | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing'
Telegraph.co.uk
“I set up gettingintoliteracy.com because I wanted to focus on using ICT in literacy, but ideally these skills would be implemented across other subjects as well.
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Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing - About

Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing - About | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

The Asian-Australian Children’s Literature and Publishing (AACLAP) project investigates and records details of Australian children’s literature either set in Asia, works that contain Asian-Australian content or characters, works that represent Asian-Australian cultures and experiences, as well as hundreds of Australian works that have been translated into at least one Asian language.

AACLAP is a rich, comprehensive bibliographic dataset of literature published during a 43-year period from 1970 to 2013. It comprises agent (authors or organisations) and work records related to ’Asia’, specifically ‘South and East Asia’, including East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Bay of Bengal. The collection includes autobiographical works, fiction, criticism, poetry, drama, short stories, and picture books.

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Story Box Library - an Australian online storytelling resource featuring popular authors, illustrators, teachers' notes and activities for students and families

Story Box Library - an Australian online storytelling resource featuring popular authors, illustrators, teachers' notes and activities for students and families | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

It’s like a library at your fingertips. Finally…a website rich with Australian content, designed to educate and entertain your children with all the drama, laughter and inspiration a good book can bring. All the fantastical fun of books - ensuring the spark of love for stories and creativity remains in the hearts and minds of our children tomorrow and forever.

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Literacy Continuum Logs Comprehension K-6

This COMPREHENSION TRACKERS website at http://literacycontinuumjournals.weebly.com has a DOWNLOAD tab. You click on OPTIONS - DOWNLOAD folder to bring all the files to your computer in ONE folder.

This resource has QUESTION STRIPS and TEACHER PROMPTS to remind us what to ask students, after reading and viewing, so that we can assess for the Literacy Continuum. It also links the Continuum tasks to Syllabus comprehension tasks.

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Applies to NSW English K-10 Syllabus

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Applies to NSW English K-10 syllabus

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Books: The best children and teenagers’ fiction

Books: The best children and teenagers’ fiction | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

Jane E Sandell looks at the best in children’s fiction, and Keith Gray reviews a selection of teen literature highlights

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Garth Nix - Thursday 3 October 2013

Part of Showcase 2nd Annual Festival of Australian children's literature. Garth grew up in Canberra and shares his stories and experience as a writer.

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Visual literacy isn't an excuse for lazy teaching.

Visual literacy isn't an excuse for lazy teaching. | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Yesterday an opinion piece written by a teacher was published in a national newspaper. You can find the link to the article here. The basic premise of the article was that new Australian Curriculum...
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Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Multimodal Mondays: Creating a Rubric to Evaluate Student Projects

Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Multimodal Mondays: Creating a Rubric to Evaluate Student Projects | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

I often hear from instructors who are interested in assigning and encouraging more multimodal work in their classes. Many tell me that they are concerned that they don’t know as much about technology as many of their students do. How, they wonder, can they evaluate their students’ multimodal projects effectively?

The first thing to remember is that multimodal projects are first and foremost writing projects that are planned, researched, organized, drafted, revised, and edited. The familiar basic principles of rhetoric still apply.

One way to ensure that everyone agrees in advance about how to define an excellent project is to work with students to develop the rubric that you will use for evaluation.

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Scaring yourself silly! - ABC Victoria - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Scaring yourself silly! - ABC Victoria - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Children's and Young Adult literature lecturer at Latrobe University in Bendigo, Sarah Mayor Cox did the unthinkable this week, she brought in a scary book to review. Our Morning show presenter Fi - Scaring yourself silly!
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Notes from DragonCon: Teaching Multimodal Literacy with Comics ...

Notes from DragonCon: Teaching Multimodal Literacy with Comics ... | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
This weekend I participated in a panel on “Teaching Multimodal Literacy with Comics” at DragonCon here in Atlanta. The panel was part of the Comics and Popular Culture Conference which is held concurrently with ...
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